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BSidesAugusta 2017

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Sep 16 7:45AM - 5:00PM

We welcome all information security professionals, students, and enthusiasts to the fifth BSidesAugusta! This year has brought many new developments to Augusta and we're excited to be a part of it! A giant thank you to Augusta University, especially the Cyber Institute and Hull College of Business, for making the Harrison Educations Commons Building on R.A. Dent Blvd available to us for the third straight year.

Find the Harrison Education Commons on this map:

New this year - SANS is bringing CyberCity, which engages participants to defend a minuature city's infrastructure from terrorist cyber attacks, as well as to utilize offensive tactics to retake or maintain control of critical assets. Stop by (with your laptop) and test your skills. 

Something else new this year - an after party! Stay tuned for details.

We had so many good submissions, we decided to bring four tracks of good talks again! We are continuing to host the very popular FALE lock pick village, where you can practice your physical penetration skills.

For current information including schedule of speakers and sponsors, please visit us at

Questions? Want to volunteer? Want to sponsor? Email us at

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We are excited to announce two great training opportunities provided in conjuction with this year's conference! Both classes will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta.


  • Call For Papers opened on April 10.
  • Call For Papers closed June 5.
  • Speakers selected and were notified on or before June 27.
  • Registration opened June 29.
  • Regular registration (includes lunch and t-shirt) closes September 4 or when sold out.
  • Training - September 11-14.
  • Late registration (attendance only) closes September 15 or when sold out.
  • Security Onion Conference (another great Augusta con) - Friday, September 15.
  • BSidesAugusta - Saturday, September 16.

Preferred Hotel

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta is offering a special rate for conference and training attendees for the nights of September 10-16. To book the hotel, click here. Alternatively, you can find the hotel's website via your favorite search engine and use Group Code BSD when booking. The special rate expires August 20.

Lunch and T-shirt

Each attendee with a regular ticket will receive a boxed lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and a conference T-shirt. Tickets sold after the September 4 cutoff only will provide the holder entry into the conference.


  • Lawrence Abrams | @vpnpoker
  • Mark Baggett | @markbaggett
  • Doug Burks | @dougburks
  • Ron Martin
  • Mike McDargh | @mmcdargh
  • Phil Plantamura | @philplantamura
  • Joanne Sexton


What's the deal with the after party?

Stay tuned. Details will be posted.

There's a really great arts event in Downtown Augusta the same weekend as BSidesAugusta. Will that affect the conference?

The other event takes place in another area of Downtown Augusta. We don't expect it will affect traffic in the area of the conference or the preferred hotel.

Will it cost me to bring my child or a guest?

Yes. As great as our venue is, it has a finite amount of space for attendees. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket as it's your admission to the event and you will need it at check-in. You also can use the Eventbrite app.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Each attendee needs to have their own ticket in their own name.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The most convenient way to get to the venue is by car. Parking is available in the gravel lot adjacent to the building and in the Goss Lane Parking Deck, which can be found on the map:

What can I bring to the event?

Bring a laptop if you plan to participate in CyberCity.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, there are no refunds.

Privacy Policy

We (the BSidesAugusta Board of Directors) are collecting your data only for BSidesAugusta registration/notification/capacity planning purposes. We don't give it to any sponsors, vendors, etc. We don't even give it to all our staff, just the ones who need it to check you in. The rest just get number totals.

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